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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Harmony M2 schedule
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2007 11:02:36 GMT
Pavel Ozhdikhin wrote:
> On 6/6/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Pavel Ozhdikhin wrote:
>> > A "Developer" field will be helpful as well. A developer who did
>> > initial evaluation and set a milestone for the issue may put his/her
>> > name there and an estimate when he/she may start working on this
>> > issue. Thus the submitter gets a clue when the issue will be resolved
>> > and may adjust the priority accordingly or discuss the issue with the
>> > developer.
>>
>> What's wrong with simply adding a comment to the JIRA?  e.g. I'm working
>> on this and plan to get it into Milestone X.
> 
> For example, there are issues I'd like to look into but I'm currently
> busy on another thing. I'd like to organize a sort of prioritized list
> of bugs I can work on in JIRA. It's not convenient to search by plain
> comments - I'll need to invent a fixed comment to search by it in
> future. Sometime I use a watcher field for this, but there are other
> issues I'd like to watch.

Then add yourself as a watcher to them too, or keep a list.  We can't
have huge titles of encoded info to suit everyone's particular query
preference.

>> > As a developer I often need to discuss the issue with
>> > another developer who has an expertise in this area and the
>> > "developer" field will help me to identify the proper person. Another
>> > developer may pick the issue, put his name into "developer" field and
>> > fix it earlier.
>>
>> I think there is great value in having that conversation here on the
>> list rather that privately with the developer.  That way we all learn,
>> and you never know, maybe even contribute to the solution<g>
> 
> I agree that the list works well in many cases. It does not work if a
> developer reads dev-list irregularly or the issue needs claridication
> and better to be discussed in a chat room.

The development discussion takes place here, in the open.
I encourage you to read it regularly.

Regards,
Tim


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